Scarcity of clean drinking water is a major symbol of poverty. Human beings particularly children lack health because of drinking unclean water. People depending on river water are not safe because rain water flash dirty material into rivers which leads to diseases. Both people from rural suffers from water problem, even much worse in urban squatters because of high population. Ndingaye (2010:19) states that lack of infrastructural development in rural areas and urban squatters is the major cause why people should drink unclean water which is harmful to their health.
“English colonists dug shallow wells to supply themselves with sources of water” (Blanton). Colonists didn’t have the skills or knowledge to make or find clean water. This relates to environmental issues because if settlers had more skills they would know how to use the resources the environment gives them to their advantage.
The geography also made it hard for Charles Town to be settled. Pirates ruled the Salty waters of the coast and animals such as panthers and alligators could cause serious Problems. Smallpox also decreased the population and drove business away. So, most died because of these problems. Then, came the settlement of Charles Town.
In efforts to try and save the people from being forced out, with the help of people from all around Dallas, the community has a plan to clean up Sand Branch and give them a source of running water but in their attempts the city keeps postponing it. Regulations have been put into place by the government to keep postponing and forcing people to move out of the community. The regulations set by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) are the ones that must be met for them to stay, which are nearly impossible to meet because this is not a wealthy area that can afford to spend money. The average income of this community is said to be at average $700 per month (Savali 2016). The commissioner of Dallas John Wiley Price said that the reason why they haven’t been able to fix things is because it would cost the city “$6.8 million for flood protection, $4.2 million for water/sewer service, with an estimated
More often found on the wildlife and vegetation, especially in the tissues of fish in the rivers, thus causing serious health issues to humans eating high amounts of fish. Overall, the California Gold Rush based on history did not have many contributions and positives to the environment. The race for economic prosperity, and striking gold came at a cost with the destruction of the environment. The difficulty of extracting gold took a toll on the farmlands, hillsides, and mountains of the Sierra Nevada
Channelization also caused native fish, birds, and mammals to disappear or stay away from the middle and lower river banks. The test to see if channelization worked came in the form of El Niño of 1969. Just before the projects were complete in 1970, the Los Angeles River basin witnessed nine days of nonstop rain. The mouth of the River at Long Beach recorded 102,000 cubic feet per second in spite of flood regulation. The areas that were channelized did not suffer any damages, however, the areas that had been developed closer to foothills were heavily damaged due to mud floods.
But it’s gotten worse as the state’s become drier ”(drought impact).We always had that problem but now it becoming worse through the lack of water. We need to think about the choices for it will determine what kind consequences the next generation will
In a case study called “Vulnerable Populations” Dr. Richard Zoraster (2010) mentions “Hurricane Katrina demonstrated many of the risk within the United States. These factors include poverty, home ownership, poor English, ethnic minorities, immigrant status and high density housing”. Social vulnerable populations are at risk during a disaster because of their socio-economic standing. Lack of money and transportation hindered their attempts to evacuate. Furthermore, a large number of residents did not trust the local authorities and refused to evacuate.
This caused problems in farms as it meant that there was no water for livestock, causing a problem with food production. It also threatened the ecosystems and wildlife, especially those who live in the river. The drought also caused ships to be stranded and power shortages affected eastern and central China. In spite of the problems this dam causes, But Wang Hai who is the director of the transport division of the three gorges dam told China Daily that he does not accept the thought that the dam has caused water related problems and things could be a lot worse without the dam existing. Most people though, disagree and say that it is impossible that a huge dam wouldn’t have any impact on downstream.
Hurricane Katrina shift the position of the Department of Homeland Security from making natural disasters an equally as important as terrorism. This even showed that disaster planning requires a great deal of collaboration. The Department of Homeland Security who swallowed up FEMA where not quick to react to Hurricane Katrina because all their focus was spend on planning for a prevent terrorist attacks. The failure of the disaster response system resulted in over 1,200 lives lost in Louisiana and Mississippi. FEMA failed to work closely with its State and local counterparts and communications between these partners and the public were strained at best.
The effect of agricultural runoff in the Chesapeake Bay watershed It is almost impossible to turn on the news without hearing about the turmoil of pollution, and how it is negatively affecting life worldwide. But have you stopped to think about how pollution is directly affecting your daily lives? Water is the heartbeat of all life, and without it nothing could thrive. Odds are, if you live within the northern mid-atlantic you get some or all of your water from the Chesapeake Bay, or one of its watersheds. Years of agricultural runoff from large industrial farms has lead to contamination of the Bay, endangering not only the lives of the wildlife, but also our own.
Subsidence displays the interconnectedness of various problems in California. The intense drought has forced water restrictions onto farmers who are accustomed to excess water and therefore exploit underground aquifers because California is the only state to not regulate groundwater pumping. This causes subsidence, which lowers the land and wrecks havoc on our infrastructure and the environment. Aquifers suffer permanent capacity reductions, which jeopardizes California 's water supply in the future and will cause more groundwater to be pumped, perpetuating the problem. Subsidence shows the importance for California to properly manage its water supply or else risk great economical and environmental